Monthly archives for September, 2018

Targeting Cosmetics for the Human Skin Microbiome

Targeting Cosmetics for the Human Skin Microbiome

A major trend in the cosmetic industry is targeting the human skin microbiome when formulating cosmetic and personal care products. The microbiome refers to the collection of microbes such as bacteria, ...

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Use of Toxic Pesticides at Illegal Cannabis Farms

Use of Toxic Pesticides at Illegal Cannabis Farms

Authorities and researchers in the United States have found an alarming increase in the use of the banned pesticide carbofuran in illegal cannabis farms in California. This discovery has led ...

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California’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Gains Approval from State’s Democratic Party

California’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Gains Approval from State’s Democratic Party

Recently, the California Democratic Party has voted to support California’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB 1249). This Act intends to ban the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. Existing ...

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Deadline for PFOA and PFOS Approaches in California

Deadline for PFOA and PFOS Approaches in California

In 2016, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published their notice of intent to list perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to the state’s Proposition 65. While ...

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Cosmetic Products Refused at Canadian Border Due to International Website Present on Label

Cosmetic Products Refused at Canadian Border Due to International Website Present on Label

Cosmetics Alliance has recently reported that there have been recent incidences of imported cosmetic products being held at the Canadian border, ultimately being turned back or destroyed at the border. ...

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Canada’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act One Step Closer to Coming into Law

Canada’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act One Step Closer to Coming into Law

Just last month, the third reading of Bill S-214, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, had passed in the Senate. Bill S-214 is one of three animal protection bills that have been ...

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